America’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, recently opened a new clinic in Washington D.C. which cost $20 million.
An article by Philip Wegmann in The Washington Examiner calls Planned Parenthood to task for the lavish new facility which was privately funded, writing in a tongue-and-cheek statement, “perhaps Planned Parenthood really won’t be reduced to the dark ages without taxpayer cash.”
The new facility was praised in a piece by Marisa M. Kashino in The Washingtonian. The pictures of the clinic look, as Wegmann notes, like they are “plucked straight from Pinterest.”
Kashino notes that the space was designed to feel like “a combination Apple Store, Starbucks, and Anthropologie.” This indicates that although Planned Parenthood officials may claim to care for poor and disadvantaged women, they actually hope to present themselves as an organization for yuppie women of the gentrified D.C. suburbs.
Wegmann also notes the conspicuous absence of reference to abortion in Kashino’s entire piece.
“Just like the sterile clinic, the story's scrubbed of any reference to abortion,” he writes, adding, “Planned Parenthood performs more abortions than any other provider in the country. Even Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood’s CEO) admits as much during congressional testimony.”
Republican lawmakers are hoping to defund the abortion provider either through tax reform or healthcare legislation.
Photo: Anti-abortion protestors gather at a demonstration outside a Planned Parenthood office on February 11, 2017 in Washington, DC. Protests were held around the country calling on the government to defund Planned Parenthood.
Photo courtesy: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Publication date: March 30, 2017
Veronica Neffinger wrote her first poem at age seven and went on to study English in college, focusing on 18th century literature. When she is not listening to baseball games, enjoying the outdoors, or reading, she can be found mostly in Richmond, VA writing primarily about nature, nostalgia, faith, family, and Jane Austen.